Why You Need to Train for Competencies, Not Skills

According to industry prognosticators, the future of learning looks something like this: Microlearning. Millennials and Centennial (Gen Z) digital workers. Personalized learning plans. Virtual reality. Artificial intelligence. Multi-cultural, multi-generational, geographically dispersed networked teams. It’s a vision of who is learning and how they’re learning. What’s missing is the what of training in the future. We… Read More

How to Tackle “Big Crew Change.” One Industry’s Story.

“It takes 3 to 8 years for a company to turn a new employee into a petroleum professional.” So says Ford Brett, CEO of PetroSkills, a competency-based training company for the exploration and production (E&P) industry. At Avilar, we make a point to monitor learning and competency industry reports, analysis, trends, and tools. Every day,… Read More

Building a Positive Company Culture with Competency Management

Whether you’re a long-established organization or a startup that is just beginning to form your mission and values, it’s essential to the vitality of your business that company culture be maintained and, if necessary, completely overhauled. Read More

The Connection Between Competencies and Productivity

Whether you’re in the service industry, construction, education, health, or some other line of work, it’s likely that competency management is (or should be) part of your workforce management arsenal. Studies show organizations that have a competency management program in place benefit from higher productivity as well as advance the company’s bottom line. Read More

Competency Models: Choosing the Right Type for My Organization

There are several different types of competency models. How do you know what kind is right for you? Understanding what each competency model does and which model best aligns with your company’s goals can help you decide which competency model(s) to implement within your organization. Read More